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55 56 badges

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Post by Gregg » Mon May 02, 2011 2:03 am

How do these look? legit? should I get in the fray?

<http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT>

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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by Gregg » Mon May 02, 2011 2:04 am

Lets try the link again

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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by Bigincher » Mon May 02, 2011 2:22 am

I'm no expert, but the mention of "double-sided tape" is kinda suspicious. Wasn't the Fox Company making tank badges in '55-'56? If so, there should be a stamping on the back side. The seller offers no photos of the back side.
'Eagle Iron' was making nice replicas a decade or two ago...........
And V-Twin offers repops even today--- although thier description does not mention 'gold'....
I apologize for not being of more help....

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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by Robert Luland » Mon May 02, 2011 2:25 am

Let me get this straight? You’re dedicated to this build but you couldn’t get your ass to Oley a 150 miles away because ya had to plant grass seed? Go figure?

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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by DaveSwanson » Mon May 02, 2011 12:29 pm

They look like the chrome was polished off down to the copper, or base metal for some sort of special effect.

If you are doing a restoration the badges sold at your Harley dealer are perfect and quite reasonable. Even the pickiest restorer will be happy with them. They are about 65 bucks a set if I remember correctly. I used them on my 56 KHK restoration.

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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by Gregg » Tue May 03, 2011 4:05 am

Robert Luland wrote:Let me get this straight? You’re dedicated to this build but you couldn’t get your ass to Oley a 150 miles away because ya had to plant grass seed? Go figure?
Bob, you are killing me....
Not exactly planting grass seed, but as I mentioned before, life is too damn busy...
Two weekends ago I had to help a kid with his Eagle paperwork and project.
For last weekend, we left on Wednesday night, stayed with friends in Chicago Thursday night, was in Minneapolis Friday and Saturday night for a 70th birthday party, headed back Easter morning, hit the Harley museum on Sunday afternoon and was back home Monday afternoon.
This week I had to get my boat ready for launch. The marina dropped it in on friday, so every night and all day saturday I was working on it to get it ready. Sunday morning (when I hoped to leave for Oley) I had to get the boat out of the marina and out on the mooring, then I went home to finish a bid that had to go in on Monday morning. I also did a bit of spackling as my household duty.
This coming weekend I have to deliver a sailboat from the South Shore around to the North. Sunday is Mothers day so I guess I'll be doing whatever Momma wants the kids and I to do. The following weekend is a Scout rafting trip down the Lehigh. The next weekend I'm helping my sons with a "Help a Hero Car wash" they are organizing for their troop to benefit a local Marine who lost his legs in Afghanistan, to modify his house.
Memorial Day weekend we are going to be at a Pow wow in Western PA where one of the boys is head dancer. The weekend after it's back to Minneapolis area for a wedding....and in between it all this I'm running a business during the day and welding, sanding and filling tanks and fenders at night.....
Tired yet? I am......
I'll shoot for Rhinebeck, but I'm not promising anything.....
Gregg ;)

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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by Gregg » Tue May 03, 2011 4:11 am

DaveSwanson wrote:They look like the chrome was polished off down to the copper, or base metal for some sort of special effect.

If you are doing a restoration the badges sold at your Harley dealer are perfect and quite reasonable. Even the pickiest restorer will be happy with them. They are about 65 bucks a set if I remember correctly. I used them on my 56 KHK restoration.

I have the new Harley badges, I just thought it would be cool to have an old set. I noticed it looked like the chrome was polished off, I didn't know if it was a common aftermarket alteration.
As far as the Fox and Co. stamp, I thought I saw an old set that had no stamping on the back. I know the back stamp was talked about recently here, but I don't know if it was ever resolved.

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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by UPSROD » Tue May 03, 2011 4:25 pm

Harley's Eagle Iron parts of the 90's sold 55-56 emblems in
chrome and chrome and gold, made in Taiwan. 1995 prices,
61814-55T...$31.95
61841-94T...$39.95


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Re: 55 56 badges

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Post by Bigincher » Wed May 04, 2011 1:12 am

I agree-- that old "Eagle Iron" stuff was pretty decent. (Happen to have a few packages of it myself....) Hasn't been available on the retail market for what.............. a couple decades?

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